Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali joins Global Fight Against Plastic Pollution
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali has celebrated World Environment Day by hosting a major coastal clean-up and tree-planting event, aimed at combating plastic pollution and restoring Bali’s fragile mangrove forests.
The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Beat Plastic Pollution”, reflecting the crisis currently affecting the world’s oceans. Joining this global fight, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali visited a local mangrove forest in southern Bali on 7th June 2018 to remove plastic debris and plant new trees.
This CSR activity was overseen by the resort’s General Manager, Horst Walther-Jones, who was joined by members of the resort’s management team and associates. Together, they rolled up their sleeves to help revive this important coastal ecosystem.
Over the course of the morning activity, a large amount of plastic waste was collected from the forest and taken away in biodegradable non-plastic sacks. The removal of this rubbish will help protect local marine life, including fish, reptiles and sea birds, which could swallow or become entangled in the waste.
Clearing the plastic pollution will also help young mangrove trees to grow, as part of the resort’s reforestation strategy. Two hundred mangrove saplings were planted, which will eventually help to prevent shoreline erosion and allow wildlife to flourish.
“Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats facing the world today. At Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, we understand that we have a duty to help protect and preserve the environment. Bali’s fragile coastal ecosystem is under threat and it is our duty to step up and make a difference,” commented Horst Walther-Jones.
“Our mission to restore Bali’s mangrove forest is just one part of our on-going commitment to conserve the island’s environment for future generations. I would like to thank all of our guests and team members for coming together to take part in this important activity,” he added.
As part of World Environment Day’s “Beat Plastic Pollution” theme, people and businesses around the world are being urged to take action to combat the threat of plastic. This can range from individual efforts, such as picking up plastic waste on the beach, to major initiatives to eliminate the use of non-biodegradable plastic straws, bottles, cups and cutlery.
In line with these goals, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali’s mangrove cleaning exercise did not use any plastic materials, such as water bottles or plastic bags.
This activity formed part of SHINE, the global sustainability programme from Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, which aims to positively impact the environment and local communities. This strategy is divided into three key pillars, Environment, Employer and Social Sustainability, with a key focus on education.
As a result of this commitment, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has been named the world’s most sustainable hotel group for two consecutive years by environmental certification body Green Globe.
To learn more about the SHINE programme, please visit www.movenpick.com/en/sustainability. Alternatively, for more information about Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, please visit www.movenpick.com/en/asia/indonesia/bali/jimbaran-bali.
About Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali
Designed as a family lifestyle resort, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali features 297 elegantly furnished rooms and suites and invites guests to immerse themselves in Bali’s laid-back island lifestyle, vibrant culinary scene and rejuvenating wellness offerings just 100 metres from Jimbaran Beach. Along with five different dining venues offering a varied selection of cuisines, the resort also boasts an exotic pool with swim-up hammocks, pirate-themed Meera Kids Club, invigorating Arkipela Spa and the connected Samasta Lifestyle Village for additional shopping, wining and dining. Mövenpick Resort& Spa Jimbaran Bali and Samasta Lifestyle Village are owned by respected Indonesian developer, PT SummareconAgungTbk. For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com/jimbaran-bali.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 40 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Kuredhivaru (Maldives), The Hague (The Netherlands) and Basel (Switzerland). Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world. For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com.